Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Favorite Room Feature: Chateau À Gogo

Ladies and gents. To start of this new year right, and practice what I preach regarding my resolutions, none other than Brandy from Chateau À Gogo is sharing her bold and chic space. I recently stumbled upon Brandy's blog by way of several other blogs and I have been hooked ever since. She has a love for bright hues and unconventional design. Basically twins. Right? 

Hi Everyone!  I am thrilled to kick off the 2013 season of Sadie and Stella's "Favorite Room Feature".   I am fairly new to the blog world.  My one year anniversary will be February 1st.  I started my blog like so many others as a creative outlet and to meet others that share my love of design.  One day a good friend said to me, "I love your house.  It just makes me so happy every time I'm in it."  That is one of the best compliments I've ever received and one reason my tag line for Chateau À Gogo is "where fun and design live happily ever after". I always add moments of fun in each space I style with pops of color, graphic wallpaper or unique artwork. I also believe each space should be a mix of classic vintage and modern pieces with touches of glamour and texture to add depth and personality to the room.

I love every room in our house but my favorite is the living room (aka lake room).  This space is mainly windows which allows nature to be the backdrop but also makes space planning a challenge.
The previous owners had a completely different style than mine. 

Here is the room BEFORE (I don't know about you but I love seeing before shots):

And here is the room TODAY:


I painted the walls and trim in Benjamin Moore Simply White to give the room a clean white foundation.  Simply White does not go cold and it does not go cream.  It is a perfect warm white.  The majority of my furniture pieces and lighting are vintage but I've chosen a modern rug, fabrics and accessories to achieve a good balance.  I added touches of glam with the bar cart, glass and mirrored coffee table and the brass Chinoiserie andirons. The West Elm Martini table, Jonathan Adler tray and Stray Dog drum table keep the space from feeling dated.



I am a firm believer that every home needs a bar. I actually have two....cocktail anyone??

And as always, I've added my touches of FUN.


I hope you enjoyed the tour around my lake room.  Please swing by Chateau À Gogo.  I love unexpected guests!  Thanks Lindsay for having me and I wish everyone a FUN 2013!

CHEERS!

Brandy

26 comments:

  1. ooo I love the transformation. All the bright colors are fantastic and the exposed brick makes the room so cozy!

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  2. I found her blog a couple of months ago just "clicking around" too and I love it. I love the fearless style she uses and she def has some enviable pieces in her house.

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  3. I love Brandy, and this room is exactly what I would expect...perfect. She has great taste.

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  4. Love the pillows and the pops of color!! Gorgeous.

    Xo-L
    brunchwithlaura.blogspot.com
    (formerly Simply Lowcountry)

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  5. I have been following Brandy as her blog and this living room do make me smile!! xo

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  6. wao!! I love the transformation! She has great pieces and pulled them beautifully together. Will check out her blog. And about the DIY chandelier if you want to try it I guarantee you can do it....if I did it anyone can do it! promise! I can't tell you how much I love it. xx

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  7. I've been lucky enough to see this room in person, and Brandy's lake room is such a great space for lounging! So open and airy with so many great details to admire.

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  8. Brandy's style definitely reflects her fun outlook on life. My house feels dull in comparison. Must go fun it up! And having seen it in person, too, I can attest to how pretty it is . . . along with the rest of her house!

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  9. I am lucky enough to get to visit Brandy pretty often and while I love her whole house, the "Lake Room" is my favorite room. Her transformation has been incredible. The room is comfortable and cozy but full of fun and color. And not only is it beautiful in the daylight, but at night it takes on a soft, warm glow that makes you want to snuggle on the sofa with a glass of wine and enjoy the fire. Way to go Brandy!

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  10. Major transformation and I'm in L-O-V-E!!! These colors are great together! Perfect room to kick off this feature!

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  11. Yay! I'm glad you featured Brandy. Love her style and she's the sweetest. Great job, girl!

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  12. Love those blue chairs! Where did you get them?

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  13. wow this room is beautiful and so fun!! love the fun elements like the gold pig. going to check out her blog now!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  14. Woah, what a difference some color makes! Such a fun start to the new year!

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  15. I have had many "fun" times in this house and I expect 2013 to be filled with more adventures and silliness. This house is FUN central!

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  16. Great transformation! Just beautiful, I love the pinks and turqoiuse you've placed around the room in small doses. Beautiful!

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  17. Any girl with two bars is fab in my book. Love her style!

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  18. Hi Jessica! The blue chairs are from the Nashville Flea Market.....that was a good day! -Brandy

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  19. I love Brandy and her chateau! She has such a vibrant, happy style!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  20. what a gorgeous room! I'm really loving the blue accents

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  21. I didn't realize when I was at your home that I have your blue chairs but mine are orange. I love the room! The other parts aren't bad either! Let us know when you have another sale! That was a big day for me, and I walk by blue lamp everyday and admire.
    Laura

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  22. Oh my Gosh! I have that same credenza! Do you happen to know anything about it? I got it second hand.......

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  23. I can't believe that's the same room! It looks great, I especially like the mantle removed!

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